Great reviews coming in for Strangers Among Us

The Intersection, short story by Lorina Stephens

Reviews are now coming in for Strangers Among Us, the fabulous anthology edited by Susan Forest and Lucas K. Law, and the anthology in which my short story, The Intersection, appears.

The stories in Strangers Among Us are varied in tone and approach as their authors. The power of the collection derives from this variety; while each story can be read in isolation, the assemblage of outsiders feels, on a whole, exultant. There is, indeed, strength in numbers, when each individual is accorded space and respect.

–Quill & Quire

Strangers Among Us . . . is important, shining a much-needed spotlight on issues that get far too little attention. A wonderful anthology, one of the major SF&F books of the year. Bravo!

— Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night

Best of all, however, at least for me, was a comment from a NetGalley reviewer who gave the anthology 5 stars:

My favorite story out of the anthology was “The Intersection” by Lorina Stephens. I found this story to be the sweetest out of the whole book. Not the most lighthearted, but definitely not the darkest by far. Some of the stories in the book are rather dark in nature. “The Intersection” was the story that I was able to relate to the most out of all the stories in the book. I rather lost hope of actually relating to any of the stories after awhile, and just settled for enjoying them, so it was a pleasant surprise to find that this one I really connected with on that level.

So, there you have it. I’m tickled silly.

The editors have lined up four book launches in Calgary, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg. If you’re looking for an interesting event, you might want to consider one of them.


August 14, 2016 (Sunday) 4 PM at When Words Collide

Venue: Kananakis 1 Room, Delta Calgary South Hotel, 135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary

Host/Interviewer: Julie E. Czerneda

Featuring: Susan Forest, Bev Geddes, Erika Holt, Lucas K. Law, Sherry Peters, Robert Runté, Amanda Sun, Hayden Trenholm, Edward Willett and Special Guest: Vanessa Cardui


Date (TBD) at Can-con (September 9 -11, 2016)

Venue: Novotel Ottawa, 33 Nicholas Street

Featuring: Suzanne Church, Julie E. Czerneda, Susan Forest, Lucas K. Law, Ursula Pflug, Hayden Trenholm, Edward Willett


September 15, 2016 (Thursday) 7 PM at The Friends of the Merril Collection

Venue: Lillian H. Smith Library Branch, 239 College Street

Featuring: Suzanne Church, A.M. Dellamonica, Gemma Files, Susan Forest, Lucas K. Law, Derwin Mak, Mahtab Narsimhan, Ursula Pflug


September 21, 2016 (Wednesday) 7 PM at McNally Robinson

Venue: McNally Robinson, Grant Park Mall, 1120 Grant Ave.

Host/Interviewer: Samantha Beiko

Featuring: Bev Geddes, Sherry Peters

Strangers Among Us is available in print and ebook from online booksellers worldwide, and is now available for pre-order. Get yours now. If you do, let me know and I’ll be pleased to send you a digital, personalized dedication for you which you can then print and affix to your print copy.

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